Bad news for BMW, their new flagship sedan, the 2017 BMW M760Li xDrive is already being recalled not so long after its release. Why so soon, you ask? Well, an oil line in the engine compartment is leaking oil.
The worst part though is that it leaks down to the front brakes, which is highly dangerous for the car and the driver since this could affect stopping power. Especially since it packs a 6.6 liter twin-turbo V12 engine, that yields up to 601 horsepower and 590 pound feet of torque. The four-wheel drive comes with an eight speed automatic and can sprint to 60 miles per hour from zero in just 3.6 seconds. Imagine having to stop a car that fast with brakes that don’t work well due to an oil leak.
The premium sedan has a top speed of 155 miles per hour, and if customers got the M Driver’s Package, it can be stretched up to 189 miles per hour. M760Li, like the standard 7-series, has an “Executive Drive Pro” suite as well. With Dynamic Damper Contolled air springs and Dynamic Drive that reduce roll and increase comfort while driving.
Furthermore, the luxury limo comes with cameras that scan the road ahead and precondition the suspension settings - so you’ll barely even feel speed bumps. Not only is this car fast, but it is also very subtle. What a sweet combo!
Another variant, the BMW M760Li xDrive V12 Excellence Design, is even sweeter that the M-Performance. This version has a quieter exhaust and a bit more chrome.
Sources say that the problem was discovered “in the field” - so perhaps from a customer vehicle, and they found that the issue came from an improperly crimped line. So far, there have been no accidents or injuries since the issue was reported. Which is also why they are recalling these vehicles to avoid cases like that.
So far, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed that only 97 vehicles were affected by this in the United States.
The good news is that BMW will notify owners, and dealers will accept cooler line checkups, and replace parts if necessary, all free of charge beginning on June 1, 2017 - to avoid any risks and crashes. Thank God for great customer service.
Well, you do realise that customer service comes with the price you pay. The M760Li had a price tag of $178,425 when it was first sold to the market (June 2016). This model was released to rival the Alpina B7, and probably the Audi S8 Plus and Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG.